Saturday, July 20, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Lawsuit Against Honolulu City and County for Infringing on Concealed Carry Rights
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 1604 Views :: Second Amendment

Lawsuit Against Honolulu City and County for Infringing on Concealed Carry Rights

News Release from HiFiCo, March 1, 2024

Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1, 2024 – Hawaii Firearms Coalition (HIFICO), together with three individual plaintiffs has filed a lawsuit against the City and County of Honolulu in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. The legal challenge addresses Honolulu's unconstitutional policies and practices regarding the issuance of concealed carry weapon (CCW) permits.

Represented by attorneys Kevin Gerard O’Grady and Alan Alexander Beck, HIFICO and the plaintiffs assert that Honolulu's procedures for issuing CCW permits unduly delay and obstruct law-abiding citizens' ability to obtain them. This conduct breaches their Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights, making it excessively difficult for individuals to exercise their right to bear arms in public for self-defense.

The City and County of Honolulu's actions stand in direct opposition to constitutional freedoms and the civil liberties of its members. The recent Supreme Court rulings affirming the public's right to bear arms underscore the inadmissibility of local government barriers to this fundamental right.

This litigation seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to compel Honolulu to process CCW applications more expeditiously and emphasizes HIFICO's dedication to defending the constitutional rights of its members and all law-abiding citizens in Hawaii. The organization remains steadfast in its mission to ensure that the constitutional rights of gun owners and the broader community are fully respected and upheld.

**About Hawaii Firearms Coalition**

The Hawaii Firearms Coalition is a grassroots organization committed to defending and promoting the rights of gun owners in Hawaii. Through legislative, legal, and educational efforts, HIFICO advocates for the civil liberties of Hawaii's residents, emphasizing a principled interpretation of the United States Constitution to protect the right to bear arms.

HNN: Gun owners accuse HPD of intentionally slowing review of concealed firearm permits 

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii